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By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 12,2019
Representatives from over 70 countries are expected to attend a two-day conference on the Middle East, which opens on Wednesday, in the Polish capital, Warsaw. The US-sponsored meeting was first announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a regional tour last month.
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 06,2019
If 2018 was a particularly bad year for Palestinians, in the wake of a series of unilateral US administration decisions that included revising the status of occupied Jerusalem, affecting the provision of essential services by UNRWA to Palestine refugees, the suspension of politic
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 29,2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s admittance last week that Israel had carried out massive airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, including a weapons’ depot in Damascus airport, marked a major change in policy.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 22,2019
This week marked a month since spontaneous popular anti-government protests broke out throughout Sudan, and on Sunday, professional unions representing teachers and pharmacists joined what has become an almost daily denunciation of Omar Al Bashir’s three-decade authoritarian rule
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 15,2019
The meeting on Sunday between His Majesty King Abdullah and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in Amman came at a crucial moment for both leaders. Sisi was on a one-day working visit to Jordan that covered much more than boosting bilateral ties.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 08,2019
Two top US officials have been dispatched to the region on a salvaging mission aimed at calming allies and clarifying policy following last month’s surprise decision by President Donald Trump to pull his troops from northern Syria within few months.
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 18,2018
The decision this week by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, without relocating the embassy at this stage, is a political stunt aimed at pleasing the country’s Jewish voters and lobby rather than serving the broader national
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 11,2018
Political analysts like to make predictions. This is, after all, what they are expected to do. This commentator is no exception. As we bid farewell to 2018, a year of disappointments for many, and hope for some, we look at 2019 with less optimism, as most pundits will agree.
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 04,2018
Last week’s 11th round of the Astana process has failed to launch a political process aimed at ending the seven-year Syrian crisis.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 27,2018
The Middle East could be one of the regions that is worst affected by climate change as mounting evidence underlines what is now an undisputed scientific fact. In recent years, acute weather conditions have been observed in the Arabian Gulf, Iraq, the Levant and north Africa.